Presidential Inaugural Ball Tickets Sell Out, Outrage Arises
Would-be ballgoers vent their frustration after a computer glitch at Ticketmaster.
Hundreds of people are outraged over a computer glitch at Ticketmaster on Sunday night, leaving them without tickets to President Barack Obama’s two official inaugural balls. People who signed up to attend the Inaugural Ball were notified on Sunday that they would receive an exclusive link on Monday to buy tickets. Instead, emails went out hours later with a link to buy the tickets.
“Why would you send an email out saying tickets will go on sell the next day and then release them 4 hours later[?]” one person vented on the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s Facebook page. “It’s an inside job and it stinks.” Ticketmaster sent out emails apologizing for the mistake and said it would “be in touch” with additional information for potential ticket buyers. (Washington Post)